- 01-26-2011, 05:28 PM #2
- 01-26-2011, 07:02 PM #3
- 01-26-2011, 07:43 PM #4
- 01-26-2011, 10:14 PM #5
I don't get it. The tab 2 will be unveiled at MWC in just a few weeks. Why buy the tab 1 then? I got mine 1 month ago figuring the tab 2 woulb be out later summer. I'm cool with that but getting it 3 months before its replaced seems weird. I would expect a huge price drop I guess
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- 01-27-2011, 03:26 PM #6
Well put it this way, the tab 2 and others are most certainly going to be tide to a carrier. For which some of us really don't want new contracts. I will buy the galaxy tab and I won't have to wait another 3+ months to get what I want. Also I can't see getting a galaxy through Sprint for 30 dollars a month for 2 gigs, when I can get a WiFi only tab and tether for 30 a month for unlimited g's. Makes sense to me.
- 01-27-2011, 05:01 PM #7
- 01-27-2011, 05:45 PM #8
At this point would you really want one? There is supposed to be a Wi-Fi only Xoom which, knowing Samsung, will likely cost about the same amount as a Xoom but never be upgraded to Android 3.
Besides, I've never seen tech look so old as fast as the Galaxy Tab has, even the yet-to-be-released 1.2 GHz model.
- 01-27-2011, 05:48 PM #9
- 01-27-2011, 06:46 PM #10
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The WiFi-only Xoom won't even be AVAILABLE in the US for at least 6 months, if ever, because of the contract with Verizon.
And at this point, I'm convinced that for a 7" tablet, one you'll be using a lot more in portrait than landscape, that 2.2/2.3 is the best version for it. Honeycomb seems to be seriously biased towards 10" devices that are mostly used in landscape.
EDIT: I should mention I've been a satisfied Tab owner for the last few months, as well as a hugely unsatisfied Viewsonic G-Tab owner for a few days, and a mildly satisfied "because-it-is-so-damn-cheap-not-worth-the-hassle-to-return-or-sell" Nook Color owner for the last month (though frankly, the NC has been turned off this entire year until today, to check out the latest firmware update).
- 01-27-2011, 08:04 PM #11
You can put me in the "because-it-is-so-damn-cheap" group!
The rooted Nook color does everything I need it to do, but for a fraction of the price of a wifi Tab.Tina T
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- 01-27-2011, 09:20 PM #12
Xoom wifi will probably be out in early Q3, but I wouldn't bet on Tab 2 coming out till mid-summer.
As I said, if the Tab comes in at under $300 for the wifi only version then that's pretty darn good. I doubt you'll get any of these new tablets for less the $500 on wifi only.
- 01-28-2011, 09:47 AM #13
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- 01-28-2011, 09:36 PM #15
- 02-09-2011, 08:37 PM #16
Obviously most information on the Wifi only Tab is speculation, but has anyone heard any new info on a release date? Last I had heard was still Q1 2011 which would be sometime in the next 90 days. I am pretty much trying to decide between a Nook Color and a Wifi Galaxy Tab, and the price point of the Tab would be the deciding factor.